Rick Davies has shared his hopes and reserves about our Review on his Monitoring and Evaluation NEWS blog. We share Rick's hopes, and we realise our approach is ambitious. That is one reason why we are excited about it! We'll respond in more detail near the end of our scoping phase.
Right now we are super-busy coping with an avalanche of evaluation reports. Our combination of web-search and snowballing has yielded an overwhelming response. We were worried that we might unearth too few evaluation reports. It turns out that there are many, especially from recent years and even many published ones.
Huge thanks to DFID, the Reference Group and everyone who have contributed to the avalanche by responding to or forwarding our request for evaluations!